Wayne State's Cultural Gateway
Established in 1986, the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) serves over 2,500 students majoring in 16 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs - many of which are nationally accredited - through its departments: Department of Communication, Department of Music, the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History and the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance. The college's sheer size and diversity make it a major force in the life of Wayne State University and in the Greater Detroit Metro area. Its location offers students easy access to the very best of the cultural riches of the area: museums, galleries and professional performance venues. Equally important, students benefit from numerous internship opportunities in industry, advertising, public relations, newspapers and national broadcast network affiliates.
In this setting of cultural diversity and advanced technologies, students benefit from expert faculty and state of the art resources and win top rankings in national and international competitions and tournaments. CFPCA's alumni include a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and recipients of and nominees for the Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe, Obie, Screen Actors Guild and Caldecott awards.
We encourage you to watch a debate, take in a show, attend a concert or come to an exhibition. Please click on each department's link for a complete listing of all of our events. Stop in for a visit or inquire about a tour by calling or e-mailing the department of your choice. We look forward to hearing from you!
Matthew W. Seeger
Professor and Dean
5104 Gullen Mall - The Linsell House
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-5342
FAX: (313) 577-5355
Visit Dean Seeger's online faculty profile in the Department of Communication.
Oversees the college’s budget, computing support services, facilities and personnel.
Information Management Specialist
Oversees the creation, management and maintenance of the college's personnel and financial information systems.
Manages CFPCA's alumni affairs, alumni relations and alumni communications and supports the college's departments in these areas.
Maintains all file servers and all college networking with the university’s online "backbone." Oversees all hardware and software throughout the college.
Manages incoming calls to the CFPCA help desk. Oversees CFPCA technicians and student assistants while providing PC/Mac support to all CFPCA faculty and staff.
Academic Services Officer
Manages degree audit and supports recruitment and retention initiatives.
Budget (Administrative Assistant II)
Commits funds for expenditures from the departments, advises and assists in processing forms for the departments, monitors and reconciles budgets.
Associate Director of Student Services
Responsible for CFPCA student services, orientation, recruitment and retention coordination.
Executive Secretary to the Dean
Keeps and maintains the Dean’s calendar. Administers the college’s undergraduate exit survey. Facilitates communications between the Dean and the Department Chairs.
Acting Director of Development
Connecting donors and alumni to causes that matter to them – our students!
Produces college-level internal and external publications and media releases, is the central media and P.R. contact for the college and manages the college’s website and other promotions efforts.
Art Collection Coordinator
Oversees the Wayne State University Art Collection, one of the largest university-owned collections in the nation. Visit Sandra Schemske's online profile on the University Art Collection's website.